bivouacking


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biv·ou·ac

 (bĭv′o͞o-ăk′, bĭv′wăk′)
n.
A temporary encampment often in an unsheltered area.
intr.v. biv·ou·acked, biv·ou·ack·ing, biv·ou·acs also biv·ou·acks
To camp in a bivouac.

[French, from German dialectal beiwacht, supplementary night watch : bei-, beside (from Middle High German bi-, from Old High German; see ambhi in Indo-European roots) + Wacht, watch, vigil (from Middle High German wahte, from Old High German wahta; see weg- in Indo-European roots).]
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Noun1.bivouacking - the act of encamping and living in tents in a campbivouacking - the act of encamping and living in tents in a camp
inhabitancy, inhabitation, habitation - the act of dwelling in or living permanently in a place (said of both animals and men); "he studied the creation and inhabitation and demise of the colony"
References in classic literature ?
Never are they so happy as when on long and rough expeditions, toiling up rivers or coasting lakes; encamping at night on the borders, gossiping round their fires, and bivouacking in the open air.
Someone mentioned that Captain Tushin was bivouacking close to the village and had already been sent for.
We were bivouacking late one evening near Coquimbo, in Chile, when my servant, noticing that one of the horses was very restive, went to see what was the matter, and fancying he could distinguish something, suddenly put his hand on the beast's withers, and secured the vampire.